Found March 04, 2013 on
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Burn After Watching
With the horrible weather in Calgary holding the Canucks in Vancouver Sunday morning, you began to wonder what to expect when the puck dropped at the Saddledome.
The travel wasn’t long, but hockey players have routines and disruptions to that routine during a home and away back-to-back can cause the type of flux that leads to what we saw last night.
While Calgary celebrated the closest thing to a playoff win in years, Vancouver can only throw the game away and move on.
1. Twin Power
Fresh off the birth of his twin offspring, Jannik Hansen had the game of his life at at time when the rest of his team was napping on the bench.
The Canucks couldn’t get anything going on the road against the Flames.
Honey Badger was on a warpath. How good was he? He got Cam Barker a point with his tenacious goal.
Every so often Chris Higgins reminds you of the player he can be, and his breakaway goal to open the scoring was the high water mark of the game for the Canucks.
He still has a habit of disappearing for stretches, but when he does reappear….
3. Pity Calgary
Poor guys are so excited over finally beating the Canucks first the time in a year and a half.
The Canucks win, the Oilers have prospects, the Flames? Can’t even imagine what gets through a year.
1. Major minor incident
According to AV, saying “that’s an elbow” is enough to pick up a bench minor that determines the game.
I don’t even know what to say, and I won’t say anything for fear of getting a penalty.
2. Whoops Lou
Mike Cammalleri’s point shot somehow found its way past Luongo’s glove in classic Luongo fashion.
This will, of course, drop his trade value to that of a fourth rounder or Mike Brown.
Hockey is a game of inches and bounces which is why the puck deflected off Jason Garrison and in for the game-winner but deflected off Jay Bouwmeester’s stick and out for Daniel Sedin‘s potential game-tier.
It’s frustrating, but as Kurtis Blow will tell you, these are the breaks.
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Take the recent news with Keith Ballardâs agent telling News 1130 that heâd be calling the Canucks, more particularly GM Mike Gillis, about his clientâs playing time and situation as gamesmanship. Thereâs a whole lot of bluster and a whole lot of strategy in the move, perhaps more of the latter but itâs well masked.
Did you know it’s a 10-minute penalty in the NHL for an enforcer to salute his fans after brawling? It happened yesterday during Tom Sestito vs Brian McGrattan. Calgary tough guy McGrattan just finished off Sestito and then went into salute mode.
Boom, 10-minute penalty.
That’s news to us. Someone please explain this one to us.
As for the game, Calgary won 4-2.
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It’s been a weird few days in Canuck land so it’ll be nice to distract from all the off-ice drama with some actual hockey.
It’s Saturday night and the rival Kings are in town, it can’t be any better.
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